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Saturday October 15, 5 pm.   Congregational Gratitude Dinner.  FREE!  Get your tickets on Sundays or from the church office.  Email and we will hold tickets for you.  This is our way of saying thank you to you for being a part of KUC!  This is a catered meal.  Rev. Dr. John Pentland from Calgary is our guest speaker. 

Sunday October 30, 10am - 12 pm - Join us as we vision for the future for our church.  Have your input into how we will make decisions over the next five years.  An optional light lunch will follow.   
I was moved by Emily Vutev’s solo last Sunday in worship.  There is one line in the hymn, God of the Sparrow,  that always catches my attention: “How does the creature say thanks?”   This fall, I have said it many times in worship, and many times in my own life, “We have so much for which to be thankful.” 
At Council Circle, when we started to talk about what An Attitude of Gratitude meant for us, we recognized that we are thankful for the congregation, the faith community of Kamloops United Church.  That is YOU!  Then we wondered how we would express our thankfulness to people in the congregation and thought that a dinner would be a wonderful way to celebrate the way in which everyone at KUC has hung in there through COVID. 
This Saturday night, 5:00 pm is the dinner!  At Kamloops United Church!  We want YOU there!  Tickets are going fast but we have some left.  If you would like a free ticket, email me Michael Caveney and I will see that there is a ticket for you at the door.    We hope you are planning on joining us for our Attitude for Gratitude dinner!
Newsletter for October 16, 2022
This week's service will be available on YouTube at 10:00 am. You can watch live at that time or any time after by clicking here:

Worship - Sunday, October 16, 2022

Do you have An Attitude of Gratitude?  This Sunday the Rev. Dr. John Pentland from Calgary will be speaking to us on "Fishing on the Other Side" based on the story of the tremendous catch that the disciples had when fishing when Jesus told them to put out their nets on the other side of the boat.   

Music Director Tomas Bijok has some great music lined up and we will be joned this Sunday by Emily Vutev - Soprano, Kayla Oerlemans - Alto, Ethan Gelinas - Tenor and Jordan Devuyst - Bass.    Rev. Dr. Michael Caveney will be the liturgist for the service.  
We look forward to you joining us!

Click here for a copy of this week's Service Bulletin, Sermon, and Scripture Reading:

Service Bulletin For October 16, 2022
Scripture Reading For October 16, 2022

For past Newsletters, Service Bulletins, Sermons, and Scripture readings.

Kamloops United Church - Archives

Upcoming Worship Services:

October 15th, 2022 - Congregational Gratitude Dinner at 5:00 PM
October 16, 2022 – The Rev. Dr. John Pentland preaching
October 23, 2022 – Worship led by the Pacific Mountain Region Youth
October 30, 2022 – Visioning Worship
November 6, 2022 – Remembrance Sunday with Bells of Note
The Rev. Dr. John Pentland from Calgary will be our guest speaker this weekend.   John has written the book Fishing Tips which talks about how we can reach out as a faith community in new ways.  A short bio:  He likes cycling, Schitt's Creek and microbreweries.  He dislikes sitting still and his favourite ice cream flavour is pralines and cream.
After Worship Coffee Hour
Join us for In-Person coffee hour in the church hall, after Sunday Worship.

We are looking for volunteers for After Worship Coffee on Sundays, please email if you are able to help!
Click on the image above to donate today.
If you prefer, you may mail us a cheque at
421 St Paul St Kamloops, V2C 2J7.
Please contact the church office at 250-372-3020 or via email at, if you have any questions.
Thank you for your generosity!
Those on the KUC mailing list should have received a letter talking about the KUC "Attitude of Gratitude".  We have so much for which to be thankful!  Also included was an offering envelope.  We are inviting you to make a gratitude offering.  Click here to read the letter for more details.   If you would like to donate online, click here and mark in the notes field your offering is for Gratitude.   Thank you for your heart of generosity.  The Stewardship Team

Have you filled out your Attitude of Gratitude Card yet?  Here is a sample of the card which you should have received in the mail.  If you didn't, cards are available at the church.  Please return your card by placing it in the offering box or by giving it in at the office.  Thanks for your participation!
In Memoriam
Please remember in your prayers the family of Donald Sandner, who passed away on September 29th, 2022.
This Week at Kamloops United Church
Sunday, October 16, 2022 
10:00 am Worship Service with Rev. Dr. John Pentland preaching
11:00 am In-Person Fellowship Hour
3:30 pm PIT Stop Meal

10:00 am Staff Meeting

6:30 pm Council Circle at the home of Marcia Julian
7:00 pm Pride Choir Rehearsal

10:00 am Walks with Derm (Riverside Park)
10:00 am Vision Planning session

11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour
2:00 pm Pastoral Care

6:00 pm Ukrainian Welcome Dinner

9:00 am ONLINE Ukrainian History Series please register

Next Sunday, October 23, 2022
10:00 am Worship Service - led by the Regional Youth
**Dr. Caveney is on Study leave this week and in Vancouver for meetings the following week.
 The Deadline for all Newsletter Pieces is Wednesday Evening.
Sunday October 23, Youth from across the Pacific Mountain Region will be leading us in worship.  Join us and support the First Third Ministries of our region. They will be meeting at KUC for three days beginning October 21.  
Baking Call for Oct 15th
We are excited about the Congregational Gratitude Dinner, on Saturday, October 15th. 

We are asking for your help with dessert!
Please drop off some baked goods at the church, and we will make sure to store them away until the Oct 15th dinner. You can bring the baking anytime the church is open and give it to Shakshi or leave it at the front office.

THANK YOU for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the dinner!

For any questions please reach out to Shakshi at or 250-372-3020 ext 209
Events at Kamloops United Church

Ukrainian Monthly Dinner, 3rd Friday of the month

Join us for a dinner at Kamloops United Church as we welcome Ukrainians to our city!  We are partnering with TRU, Immigrant Services, the Ukrainian Society, and the Ukrainian Catholic Church.  We want YOU to be a part of the welcome.  The next dinner will be held on Friday, October 21st at 6:00 pm in the church hall.  If you plan to attend, please contact the church office by sending an email:

If you would like to volunteer at the dinner, please contact Shakshi at
ONLINE Ukrainian History Series
Starting Saturday, September 24th, 9 AM

Hosted By: Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov

Sasha will be teaching an ONLINE Ukrainian History Series, starting Sep 24th, every Saturday at 9:00 AM. For those who are looking to learn about Ukraine, please register for the series (button below).
Click here to Register for Ukrainian History Series
Our host, Sasha is currently working with settling Ukrainians in Kamloops and has been responsible for organizing the rallies each Saturday at City Hall. 

For any questions please reach out to Shakshi at or 250-372-3020 ext 209
Walks with Derm: Fall Edition
Starting October 5th, 10 AM at Riverside Park
Meet at Rose Garden Parking Lot

We are back with the popular Walks with Derm. Derm Strong, our amazing host is going to lead us for 5 weeks on Wednesday at 10:00 am starting October 5th at Riverside Park. Everyone is welcome!

Walks happening on:
Oct 5
Oct 12
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 2

For any questions please reach out to Shakshi at or 250-372-3020 ext 209

Sharing & Caring, Sunday, October 23rd

Please join us once again on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 7 pm via Zoom

Here is the link: Kamloops United Church Zoom Meetings

Password if required:


Sharing & Caring is loosely based on the UK’s The Listening Café

During this listening hour participants will be paired off randomly into Zoom
breakout rooms. For the first five minutes, one participant will be “sharing” (even
silence is welcomed) while the other “caring” participant will mute themselves and listen without judgment and without offering solutions or trying to fix anything. At the end of the five-minute mark, the “caring” (listening) party will simply state, “I heard you” and then the roles will reverse for another five minutes. Afterwards, we will regroup, assess, and repeat.

“Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25b
KUC Together

Sunday, October 16th
Tuesday, October 18th

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday (after service) at 11:00 AM for our virtual coffee hour on Zoom, hosted by the lovely Jayne Martin!

Here is the link: Kamloops United Church Zoom Meetings

Password if required:


This is a great article on why we need to observe and mark the passing of our loved ones with rituals and services:  Grief Article
Many of us have lost loved ones over the past three years and due to COVID, we haven’t had the proper opportunity to say goodbye. 
Kamloops United Church would like to invite you and your family to a service of remembering those dear to us on Saturday, November 12 at 2:30 pm.   At this time, their names will be read out and there will be an opportunity for you to light a candle in their honour.  There will be an opportunity for you to add names to the list. 
A reception will follow in the church hall. 
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Sandy Salteaux Centre of the United Church has created.a series of videos to help us understand the issues surrounding indigenous lands.  

Click on this link to view the programs which include:


Mi’kma’kik Lobster Fishing
1492 Land Back Lane Land Conflict
Indigenous Child Welfare
Traditional Lands and Environmental Protection

This week your editor is Shakshi Paul

KUC Staff:

Minister: Rev. Dr. Michael Caveney

Admin. Manager: Florence Ballard

Activities Coordinator: Shakshi Paul

Office Coordinator: Candace Morrison

Music Director: Tomas Bijok


Lay Marriage Minister: Chris Dolson

Custodial: Dawn Brodie

Custodial: Ignacio Villalba

Custodial: Jim Cunliffe

Custodial: Manon Tim

Custodial: Sandy Maher

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